Forage for large breeds of dogs
Forage for large breeds of dogs must have certain properties, which we will discuss in this article.
Large dogs are considered to be animals more than 60 centimeters high at the withers and weighing more than 26 kilograms. Features of the organism of such dogs dictate also the properties that a full-value feed should possess.
Thus, in large breeds of dogs due to largeWeight increased the load on the heart. Therefore, their nutrition should be rich in potassium and B vitamins, which strengthen the heart muscle. They also need unsaturated fatty acids, for example, fish oil, which is a good prevention of heart and vascular diseases, and reduces the risk of developing diseases that are associated with being overweight.
If a large dog does not have sufficient exercise, itLittle does not actively walk, then she faces obesity. Therefore, adult dogs with limited activity should be fed with a particularly balanced diet, without excessive energy and with a reduced content of animal fats.
Puppies of large breeds of dogs require a special approachTo feeding. On the one hand, they are rapidly growing and during this period the body should receive an increased amount of animal protein for growth, as well as calcium and phosphorus for strengthening bones. But on the other hand, excessive nutrition and rapid weight gain can lead to deformation of the joints and bones.
Therefore, the amount of animal fat in the dry foodFor dogs should be reduced. Most often, puppies of such breeds are offered food based on non-fatty meat types: lamb or chicken. And never in the production of food is used pork or meat of waterfowl. As a filler puppies are offered the least "bulk" rice.
The main producers of dry food for large breeds of dogs
Lines of feed for large breeds of dogs are produced by almost all brands. Among the recognized leaders are Hills, Happy Dog, Royal Canin, Acana, Eukanuba, Bosch, Brit, Pro Plan, Biofood, Yarrah.
All of them take into account the increased load of the large dog's body on the cartilage of the paws and therefore there are special substances in the feed composition - glycosaminoglycans, which strengthen the connective tissues.
And also vitamins and minerals (glucosamine, sulfateChondrotic), necessary to maintain the health of the entire skeleton. To stimulate immunity and prevent oncological diseases, vitamins C, E and antioxidants are introduced into the feed.
Read reviews on food for large breeds of dogs in the article: Dry dog food reviews